The Weekly: Preventing breast cancer, cancer disparities and more

Published on August 28, 2020

The Weekly

Feature story

Medication and Lifestyle May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

MONDAY, August 24 (The New York Times)—Mammography is a valuable tool for finding breast cancer when it is still confined to the breast and highly amenable to cure. But no matter how good the odds for survival may be with early detection, I’m quite certain women would rather not develop breast cancer in the first place.

Yet, even though one woman in eight will eventually receive a breast cancer diagnosis, only a minority currently take advantage of the well-established lifestyle measures for reducing chances of developing the disease, and far fewer take medications that can help prevent it in women at higher than average risk.

In other news…

The pandemic highlights why women need better doctors
August 24, National Geographic

Cancer Radiation Can Safely Proceed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study
August 27, U.S. News & World Report

Erectile dysfunction drugs may help reduce early death from colon cancer, study finds
August 26, Fox News

Severe Bladder Cancer Disproportionately Affecting Black Men in U.S.
August 26, Healthline


Foundation news

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $250,000 in community grants

Through its community grants program, the Foundation is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in underserved communities across the U.S., from Issaquah, Washington to Tampa, Florida. The projects were selected through a highly competitive grants process, and each program will receive a one-year $25,000 grant.

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